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Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay.

Mhuircheartaigh JN, Lin YC, Wu JS - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Bottom Line: These bone tumor mimickers can include numerous normal anatomic variants and non-neoplastic processes.It is important for the radiologist and clinician to be aware of these bone tumor mimickers and understand the characteristic features which allow discrimination between them and true neoplasms in order to avoid unnecessary additional workup.Knowing which lesions to leave alone or which ones require workup can prevent misdiagnosis and reduce patient anxiety.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

ABSTRACT
Focal lesions in bone are very common and many of these lesions are not bone tumors. These bone tumor mimickers can include numerous normal anatomic variants and non-neoplastic processes. Many of these tumor mimickers can be left alone, while others can be due to a significant disease process. It is important for the radiologist and clinician to be aware of these bone tumor mimickers and understand the characteristic features which allow discrimination between them and true neoplasms in order to avoid unnecessary additional workup. Knowing which lesions to leave alone or which ones require workup can prevent misdiagnosis and reduce patient anxiety.

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Radial tuberosity pseudolesion. A 33 year old female with medial elbow pain. (A) Lateral radiograph of elbow shows a lucent pseudolesion (arrows) in the radial tuberosity that disappears on the AP radiograph (B)
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Figure 25: Radial tuberosity pseudolesion. A 33 year old female with medial elbow pain. (A) Lateral radiograph of elbow shows a lucent pseudolesion (arrows) in the radial tuberosity that disappears on the AP radiograph (B)

Mentions: The radial tuberosity is a normal anatomic structure in the proximal radius; however, on lateral projections, it is imaged en face and can appear as an ovoid radiolucent lesion [Figure 25]. On other projections, the tuberosity becomes clear and the artifactual radiolucency disappears. The bony protuberance of an osteochondroma can mimic a radiolucent lesion when seen en face as well. To avoid this pitfall, it is important to review additional projections.


Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay.

Mhuircheartaigh JN, Lin YC, Wu JS - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Radial tuberosity pseudolesion. A 33 year old female with medial elbow pain. (A) Lateral radiograph of elbow shows a lucent pseudolesion (arrows) in the radial tuberosity that disappears on the AP radiograph (B)
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Figure 25: Radial tuberosity pseudolesion. A 33 year old female with medial elbow pain. (A) Lateral radiograph of elbow shows a lucent pseudolesion (arrows) in the radial tuberosity that disappears on the AP radiograph (B)
Mentions: The radial tuberosity is a normal anatomic structure in the proximal radius; however, on lateral projections, it is imaged en face and can appear as an ovoid radiolucent lesion [Figure 25]. On other projections, the tuberosity becomes clear and the artifactual radiolucency disappears. The bony protuberance of an osteochondroma can mimic a radiolucent lesion when seen en face as well. To avoid this pitfall, it is important to review additional projections.

Bottom Line: These bone tumor mimickers can include numerous normal anatomic variants and non-neoplastic processes.It is important for the radiologist and clinician to be aware of these bone tumor mimickers and understand the characteristic features which allow discrimination between them and true neoplasms in order to avoid unnecessary additional workup.Knowing which lesions to leave alone or which ones require workup can prevent misdiagnosis and reduce patient anxiety.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

ABSTRACT
Focal lesions in bone are very common and many of these lesions are not bone tumors. These bone tumor mimickers can include numerous normal anatomic variants and non-neoplastic processes. Many of these tumor mimickers can be left alone, while others can be due to a significant disease process. It is important for the radiologist and clinician to be aware of these bone tumor mimickers and understand the characteristic features which allow discrimination between them and true neoplasms in order to avoid unnecessary additional workup. Knowing which lesions to leave alone or which ones require workup can prevent misdiagnosis and reduce patient anxiety.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus